The city embarked on an aggressive downtown initiative focused on presenting a vibrant image for the future of Detroit. One element of the redevelopment is creating a functional and appealing city transportation system.
Development of a downtown transit center was viewed as a key element to the city transportation system, serving as a transfer point for multiple transportation modes and systems. This also satisfied DDOT’s goal of having an intermodal facility that went beyond the practical function of a bus station—and serves as a civic landmark within an urban context. The award-winning structure is a destination itself, offering travelers an innovative vision of what Detroit is and what it will become.